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February 24, 2024

St. Francis begins construction on new sports complex stadium

WATSONVILLE—A crew of construction workers began working this week at St. Francis High on what will be an all-new Strawberry Stadium, version 2.0.  The school hosted a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 26 led by principal Pat Lee, and school board members Jeff Kane and Ed...

MVC’s Jojo Keldsen named Mission Division’s top player | All-PCAL baseball

Monte Vista Christian senior and baseball stud Jojo Keldsen was named the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division’s Most Valuable Player following a monster season on the diamond field.  Keldsen—who also earned all-league first team honors—batted a .461 average (41-of-89) with five home runs including...

Mariners survive against powerhouse Salinas | High school football

APTOS—The mission couldn’t have been any clearer for Aptos senior Caden Prichard who was set to battle Salinas for just the second time in his career. The ace running back helped lift the Mariners past the Cowboys, 44-41, in a thriller that went down to...

No mercy: St. Francis pounds Soledad to reach CCS title game | High school baseball

SANTA CLARA—After the St. Francis High baseball team split a two-game set with Soledad High during the Pacific Coast Athletic League Mission Division season, no one expected the rubber match to be a blowout.  After all, the two league contests were decided by a combined...

Aptos’ Laurel Southall earns All-SCCAL First Team honors | Girls basketball

Aptos High junior guard Laurel Southall earned All-Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League First Team honors following a strong performance on the court this season. The coaches within the league recognized Southall for helping the Mariners girls’ basketball team to an 8-18 overall record this...

Preps of the Week: St. Francis’ Joseph Rose, Pajaro Valley’s Annel Andrade | Pajaronian Sports Ticker

This week’s edition of the Pajaronian Sports Ticker highlights local prep athletes for their performances during the week of Dec. 5-11.  Coaches and athletic directors are encouraged to submit scores and stats to [email protected].  Preps of the Week  Boys: St. Francis High junior Joseph Rose scored 22...

Podcast: Breaking down the PCAL-Mission | Cover 3 Sports

https://soundcloud.com/cover3sports/season-2-episode-3-breaking-down-the-pcal-mission In this week’s episode, sports editors Emanuel Lee and Juan Reyes will recap Week 2 of the football season and talk about the ongoing cancelations, and postponements due to Covid-19. And finally, they'll end the show by breaking down the PCAL Mission Division and give...

Mariners set to compete in first-ever girls SCCAL championships 

APTOS—Aptos High sophomore Janie Houser is heading into the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League Wrestling Championships more confident than ever. But first, she had one more warm-up match against Scotts Valley sophomore Danica Kelley, another premier wrestler in the league that’s been having a spectacular...

Mariners, Sharks earn trips to CCS playoffs | High school football

The Central Coast Section football playoff brackets are in order and a pair of local schools will represent the area in Friday’s upcoming quarterfinals. Aptos High—tri co-champion of the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Gabilan Division—and Cypress Division runner-up St. Francis both will extend their season...

Covid protocols have football coaches calling audibles

WATSONVILLE—Last week was a rollercoaster ride for St. Francis High football coach John Ausman.  A day before their season opener against King City High on Aug. 27, he broke the news to the team that the game would be postponed.  The excitement came back when they...
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TEDxSantaCruz 2024 announces April event at Cabrillo College

South Santa Cruz County will be well represented at this year’s TEDxSantaCruz event, which returns April 13 and will be held at Cabrillo College’s...

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